John A. Saint Amour, is the Music Director of the Library of Congress Chorale in Washington, DC. In addition to performances in the historic Coolidge Auditorium, the Chorale performs for special events at the Library of Congress including the National Book Festival, Exhibit openings, The Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, Decoration Day at Arlington National Cemetery, and at Foreign Embassies. Saint Amour served as Music Director of the Rockville (MD) Concert Bands from 2009- 2020, performing over a dozen concerts annually, spanning many genres and utilizing over a 100 different works per year. He has served as Assistant Conductor of the Washington (DC) Symphony Orchestra conducting concerts at the Historic Lincoln Theatre, The Washington Club, US Senate, and Warner Theatre where he conducted a special concert for the USA Olympic Committee and Chinese Embassy celebrating Beijing's selection as the 2008 Summer Olympics Host. He served as Conductor of the Vienna (VA) Concert Band, and served as Founder and Artistic Director of Arts United of Washington, a company that created original theatrical musical productions. He has conducted numerous bands, chamber ensembles, choirs and orchestras throughout the National Capital region. He served as a Conductor for the Monroe County All County Band Festival at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, NY. He has played French Horn as a member of the Virginia Grand Military Band, Philharmonia of Greensboro (NC), Capital Worship Orchestra, Library of Congress Chamber Orchestra, and OCMEA Wind Ensemble as well as numerous pit orchestras in the DC Region. John has an extensive theatre and stage background as a professional actor, director, conductor and producer. He is keenly aware of the importance of linking the visual to the audio to create a setting, tell a story, or simply visually represent the music in order to achieve an overall effect that stimulates the audience. His work on theatrical design garnered him a Best Scenic Design nomination for the 2008 DC Metro Dance Awards, held at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, for his design of Arts United of Washington's production of "Meet Me at the Cafe." His music direction and stage design has been reviewed in The Washington Post, Washington Times, and City Paper (DC). Prior to moving to DC, John was a HS music teacher in NY and NC. His bands in NC won several regional competitions and received numerous Superior ratings. He has also taught band for the DC Public Schools. He holds a BM from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam and an MM from George Mason University (GMU). At GMU he was awarded a Melton Music Teaching Fellowship where he provided music lessons for talented students who needed financial assistance. In addition to his outlets in music, John is currently a Supervisor for the Office of Public Information and Education at the US Copyright Office. He has provided presentations on copyright law to a wide-variety of copyright stakeholders including US Navy, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), international intellectual property conferences, high schools, colleges, law schools, educational associations, teachers, music librarian associations, the musicians union, the American Library Association, recording industry conferences, and to The Recording Academy, who recognizes achievement in music through the GRAMMY Awards. With his former teaching career in mind, he developed a copyright curriculum for the middle school aged population. He has also served as the Copyright Liaison to SONY Music, BMG, and Cherry Lane Music. In 2017 he received the prestigious AIPLA Award for his contribution to the copyright industry. 2022 marks Saint Amour's 17th season as an adjudicator with USBands, and he remains active in NAfME and ACB.